Department Chair: Shuang-ye Wu, Ph.D.
The Department of Geology at the University of Dayton offers undergraduate majors in geology and environmental geology and a graduate certificate in geographic information systems (GIS). It has a fully renovated laboratory, technology-rich classroom facilities and diverse opportunities for collaboration with faculty both on-campus and in a wide variety of exciting field locales. Students have accompanied faculty to Australia, China, Iceland, the Canadian Rockies, and various areas in the mountains of both the eastern and the western United States. We also offer a summer field course in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
The department stresses quality teaching for undergraduate students with an emphasis on preparation for further study of geology at the graduate level. In addition to field work, upperclass students have many opportunities to work closely with faculty through lab teaching and research assistant positions.